"WHERE BASS MEETS LIFE" Basslife was the fulfilling of a dream of mine, being a professional bass player, collector, bass guitar tech and lover of custom, vintage and collectible bass guitars, I felt that I might be able to offer some of my experience and passion to other bass players trying to make an educated decision when purchasing what might be their dream bass. I have has been playing, performing, recording, collecting, repairing and consulting on bass guitars for over 40 years, having personally owned and performed with some of the most sought after bass guitars made in the world! My personal collection has included over 150 basses. Everything from vintage Fenders and included the well known and somewhat unknown rare collectible bass guitars, to the very highest end of exotic custom bass guitars from builders like Alembic, Kinal, Ken Smith, James Tyler, F Basses, Sadowsky, Rittenhouse, Sukop, Rick Turner, Roscoe, Vadim, CB Basses, Modulus, Elrick, Nordstrand, Warwick, Fender Custom Shop, to Zon, with many other brands in between. An amazing selection and variety of instruments have passed through my hands. I have either owned personally or played and recorded with most of the finer examples of Bass Guitars made. With luthiers like Vadim Rubtsov, Fodera, Rick Turner, Keith Roscoe, the Carvin Custom Shop and Matt Puchinella, building custom basses for me I have an insight that few players get to explore. In case you are wondering, I have been and continue to be a very successful bassplayer and bandleader for many years. Being fortunate enough to be able to explore my passion I want to share the experience I have gained in my journey. I am very aware that many musicians are not fortunate enough to gain a lot of experience testing many diversified instruments. It is for this reason and with this experience and knowledge combined with the expertise and assistance of many friends and associates like master luthier Vadim Rubstov as well as the electronics wizardry of Ilitch Chiliachki / Ilitch Electronics that makes this possible. These facts, combined with the technical knowledge gained from working on instrument design, repair and setup, that assures you that I really knows bass guitars! Many bass players will attest to the benefits of getting advice or their bass setup or through my Basslife process. It is with the utmost pleasure that I enjoy working with bass players from all over the world, consulting with them in making a sound decision when choosing the right bass for them. I have watched my personal instruments go to other Bass players from Australia, Germany, France, the UK, the Philippines, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Croatia, and all over the United States. What great experiences to explore with fellow musicians and the common thread is the bass guitar. No matter where we are from, we share the same love for the instrument and the path never ends! This consultation service is free of charge!